In John C. Trejo's work Revolutionary Minds of the Vietnam War Era several key figures are discussed. The book is a history of Thomas Merton a Trappist Monk who vehemently opposed the Vietnam War and met prominent figures in the world that helped him become known across religious lines. John F. Kennedy's fight for Civil Rights is discussed as is the fight that Martin Luther King Jr. fought in order for minorities to achieve equal rights in the United States. John C. Trejo also includes an essay about Cesar Chaves who leads Mexican-American farmworkers to justice by creating a union to provide them with health insurance and other necessities. Finally Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society is examined and what the pros and cons of it were.
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About the Author
John C. Trejo is a Mexican-American writer who was born and raised in North Carolina and who currently resides in Atlanta, GA. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and his research focuses on history of the United States. He is interested in the history of Chicanos and aspires to earn his Ph.D. in History of the 20th century. He currently is a graduate research assistant at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.